Everything was ready. Another therapist would be seeing my clients. My surgeon was confident. I was excited that I would be walking within two to four weeks without limping or pain in the knee. On May 25, 2012 my life changed. Rather than a simple meniscus repair my “hoffa pad” had to be trimmed down due to impingement. I was one of the few who had nerve disruption and an increase in swelling due to my body’s reaction to the anti-inflammatory. I had lost control of my days and life. This has been a long year of physical therapy, acupressure, stretching and icing. Sometimes I managed this ordeal with grace. Other times I slipped into discouragement. But quitting was not an option.